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Civic Quarter Project

Approve a budget of £1,450,000.00 for the procurement of a professional team to develop design to RIBA stage 2

Approve the delegated authority to s151 Officer and the Director of Place in consultation with the Executive Councillor for Strategy & Resources to appoint a design team through a compliant procurement exercise.

Request that a further report and recommendations be brought back to Committee in October 2024.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £300,000;

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 15/12/2023

Decision due: 29 Jan 2024 by Executive Councillor for Finance and Resources

Lead member: Executive Councillor for Finance and Resources

Department: Place Group

Contact: Ben Binns, Assistant Director, Development Email: Ben.Binns@cambridge.gov.uk.

Additional Information: This is a key item and will automatically appear on the agenda.

Background Information: The Future Office Accommodation Strategy presented at Strategy and Resources Committee in October 2022 recommended that a more detailed investigation be undertaken to assess how a refurbished Guildhall partially funded through the sale of Mandela House This Civic Quarter project now offers an opportunity for the Council to undertake feasibility options design to RIBA 2.

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